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Michael Huerta: FAA-Registered Drones Reach 180K

The Federal Aviation Administration has recorded nearly 180,000 unmanned aerial systems that registered with the agency since it launched the registration system in December, FCW reported Wednesday. Chase Gunter writes the FAA intends for the registration to help address issues around safety involving drones and passenger aircraft. “Simply put, registration …

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Timothy Bennett: DHS Eyes Drone Testing Program Consolidation

Timothy Bennett, a program manager at the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate, has said DHS plans to merge two testing initiatives for unmanned aerial systems in an effort to improve border protection, Inside Unmanned Systems reported. Dee Ann Divis writes Bennett said at a Center for Strategic and International Studies …

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Army Tests Gun-Based Platform Against 2 Enemy Drones

U.S. Army engineers have demonstrated a gun-based tool that works to counter threats from mortars, artillery, rockets and unmanned aerial systems, the Army website reported Monday. Researchers at the Army Research, Development and Engineering Center used the Extended Area Protection and Survivability platform to target two outlaw-class drones at approximately 1500 …

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Mark Glover: Navy Considers M-Code, GPS-Inertial Navigation Combo to Counter GPS Jamming Threats

A Navy official has detailed the service branch’s plans for new positioning, navigation and timing platforms to counter threats posed by GPS jammers in an interview with C4ISR & Networks published Wednesday. Capt. Mark Glover, program manager for the Navy’s Communications and GPS Navigation Program Office, told the publication the Navy’s PMW/A-170 has …

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OSD Seeks Participants in Tech Demo Program for UAS, WMD Defense

The Office of the Secretary of Defense is seeking potential partners from industry, academia and research and development organizations in government to demonstrate their ideas under the Thunderstorm Technology Demonstration Program for fiscal year 2015. This program will focus on unmanned aerial systems with functions to detect chemical and/or biological weapons of mass destruction and on …

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NASA Langley, FWS to Use Small UAS Fire Detectors at Great Dismal Swamp

NASA has partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to test the capability of small unmanned aerial systems to detect brush or forest fires at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Langley Research Center will head the study in support of the UAS Integration in the National Airspace System project of the NASA Aeronautics Research …

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